Community Opportunities – Get involved today!


The Western New Mexico University (WNMU) Teacher Professional Development Workshop

The Western New Mexico University (WNMU) Teacher Professional Development Workshop seeks to encourage talented Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers to develop project-based activities for their classrooms.

In addition, participating teachers will be encouraged to involve one or two current rising seniors from their school to participate in the week-long workshop to inspire young academics to join the next generation of STEM educators.

Deadline:  Applications due 1 March, 2017 at 4:30p.m. MST  Click here to apply.


Café ScienTiFique

“Robotics Café” Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Northern New Mexico College

Click here for more information on this free opportunity!  Students… free food!!!  Be there!


RoboRAVE Rally and Northern New Mexico Science Showdown

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Northern New Mexico College

Click here for more information!


National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Project

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Wildland Fire Program is soliciting a group interested in participating in the Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Project.  The project is funded by a grant from the National Fire Protection Association and State Farm Insurance.  The LANL Wildland Fire Program Staff will sponsor the event and mentor the group as they participate in a Wildland Fire Project.  This year’s theme will be a Wildland Fire recovery project.

Interested groups should contact Janelle Vigil-Maestas of the Community Partnerships Office at or (505) 665-4329.

Participants must be 13 years of age or older.  Feel free to pass along to other who may be interested.  Entries must be received by March 3, 2017.

Please see the NFPA website for more details.


LANL Innovative Partnership Opportunity

Information sessions have now been scheduled for the previously announced opportunity to partner with the LANL Math and Science Academy. For reference, the previous announcement can be viewed in the February 1 issue of Community Connections.

The information sessions will be held at the following locations, dates, and times:

  • Taos: March 7 (2 – 3 pm) – UNM Taos, Klauer Campus, Padre Martinez Student Support Bldg., 1157 County Rd. 110, Ranchos de Taos 87557
  • Española: March 8 (2 – 3 pm) – Northern New Mexico College, Boardroom, Administration Building, 921 Paseo de Oñate, 87532
  • Santa Fe: March 9 (2 – 3 pm) – Higher Education Center, Room 145, 1950 Siringo Road, 87505

The Math and Science Academy of Los Alamos National Laboratory is inviting elementary schools in northern New Mexico to partner with us in developing and participating in a Math Teacher Leader Network.

Further information is available in the attached documents or you can call the Community Partnerships Office (Math and Science Academy staff) at (505)665-4400.


Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics 2017 Teacher’s Workshop (Travel and lodging support included)

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) in Santa Barbara, California, will hold a Teachers’ Conference, entitled “How to catch a gravitational wave: Exploring the universe with LIGO” to be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017.  Please visit the website link below to find more information about the conference and lodging arrangements:

There will be a welcome reception at the Best Western South Coast Inn (5620 Calle Real, Goleta CA), in the early evening on Friday March 24, 2017.

Application deadline is February 26, 2017. Official KITP invitations will be sent on a rolling basis starting later this month, so please apply now to ensure yourself a space. Generous support for travel and lodging is available for current teachers.

If you have other questions or concerns about the conference, please contact KITP Conference Staff (



2017 New Mexico Regional Science Bowls for High Schools and Middle Schools

Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories invite you to participate in the 2017 NM Regional Department of Energy (DOE) Science Bowl for middle and high school students!  Teams from all over New Mexico come to this great event to compete at the chance to represent New Mexico through an all-expense paid trip to the DOE’s National Science Bowl Finals in Washington, D.C. the last week in April.

Greetings Educators,

High School: Saturday, February 18, 2017

Middle School: Saturday, March 4, 2017

 Location for both will be at:

Highland High School (Figge Hall)

4700 Coal SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Event: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

Friday, February 24, 2017 from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Santa Fe Community College

For more information, contact or click here to see the flyer!


LANL Community Partnerships presents Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) opportunities for 2016-2017

Click here to view the list of STEM opportunities and a calendar that highlights some of the many education programs that the Laboratory supports.  LANL also offers education programs through the Bradbury Science Museum including:


Future City Competition

Future City is a cross-curricular program that lets students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades do the things engineers do: identify problems, brainstorm ideas, design solutions, test and retest, build and then share the results.  The Future City Competition consists of five deliverables, or end products of the project. These deliverables document the team’s progress through the engineering design process and showcase the team’s city of the future. Teams are judged and scored on all deliverables.

Educators who register before May 1st will be entered into a drawing to win one of three $100 material stipends.  Click on the link for more information.


Attention All Teachers! – Northern New Mexico College

Get your TESOL or Bilingual Endorsement!

Northern New Mexico College, College of Education is offering the courses that will lead to an endorsement in TESOL and/or Bilingual Education.

Program approved by the New Mexico Public Education Department.  Click on link for more information.